DAVID BASSET- GATH CONFERENCE 2024

DAVID BASSET- GATH CONFERENCE 2024

David Bassett:  Secretary General, European Aquaculture Technology & Innovation Platform (EATiP).

Involved with EATiP since the platform formation in 2008, David assumed the role of General Secretary at the start of 2021 and is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic coordination of this European wide multi actor aquaculture European Technology Platform.

Working in the aquaculture sector since 2005, David spent a decade as the General Secretary of a UK producers association and through this became active in EU funded Framework Programme projects on behalf of both EATiP and the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP).

He currently chairs the Research Focus Group of the Aquaculture Advisory Council (AAC), in addition to working as an expert for the delivery of the DG MARE / CINEA funded Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism and project partner in the Horizon Europe – Mission Ocean funded OLAMUR project.  He sits on numerous European Partnership & project advisory boards as well as the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research Fish Committee (SCAR-Fish).

Among previous roles, David served as a director of the Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum, acted as Director & Company Secretary for an independent industry led quality standard/certification scheme, has sat on the Technical Advisory Group of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC TAG) and has been invited as a guest lecturer at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling (UK). 

 

For further information on EATiP please see www.eatip.eu

Tone Lunde Bakker – Gath Conference 2024

Tone Lunde Bakker – Gath Conference 2024

Tone Lunde Bakker har lang fartstid i store nordiske banker hvor hun har hatt flere lederstillinger, sist som administrerende direktør i Swedbank Norway. Før dette jobbet hun 18 år i Danske Bank Norway, inkludert tre år som Country Manager. Med sin kompetanse og erfaring fra nordisk bank og industri er Lunde Bakker spesielt engasjert i bærekraftig finansiering og grønn energiomstilling, og er opptatt av mulighetene dette gir for norske og nordiske selskaper. Lunde Bakker er utdannet siviløkonom fra Arizona State University, og er i tillegg autorisert finansanalytiker (AFA) fra Norges Handelshøyskole. Hun har hatt flere styre- og valgkomitéroller, blant annet i Eksportfinans AS og i Equinor, og er i dag styremedlem i Ratos AB og medlem av Rådet i DNV.

 

Om Eksfin:

Eksfin er den norske stats eksportfinansieringsinstitusjon med risikorammer på 195 milliarder kroner og eksponering primært innen energi, sjømat, shipping og ferdigvarer. Eksfin forvalter også midlertidige garantiordninger på vegne av den norske stat og er rådgiver for Nærings- og fiskeridepartementet i saker som gjelder handel og eksportfinansiering.

Nigel Edwards- GATH Conference 2024

Nigel Edwards- GATH Conference 2024

Salmon – The premium protein?

Nigel Edwards, Strategic Business Development Director from Hilton Foods is coming to the GATH Conference to give us an insightful presentation about the positioning of salmon in the competitive multi-protein market and what is needed to ensure its reputation and market growth remain secure.

Discover who Hilton is and why they are a relevant voice for consumers of salmon and learn about the trends shaping consumer priorities and awareness in today’s market.

Explore the markets they operate in and understand salmon’s position in relation to other proteins, backed by accessible and attributable data. Join us in discussing the rising demand for affordable, sustainable seafood that benefits both the planet and our health.

Understand what underpins a positive reputation for salmon and what can damage it, focusing on high welfare standards, environmental security, and ensuring the product is safe and unadulterated.

Roger Hofseth- GATH Conference 2024

Roger Hofseth- GATH Conference 2024

Roger Hofseth started his career in the mid 1990’s in Ålesund.

He held various roles on fishing boats and in local fish processing companies before founding his own company in 2001. He established what today is known as Hofseth International, a vertically integrated seafood conglomerate and one of the emerging leaders in the salmon industry today.

Hofseth’s vision is ambitious and forward-thinking: to become the world’s most sustainable seafood producer. This vision drives every aspect of the Company’s operations, from its commitment to sustainability to its innovative practices.

At this year’s GATH festival, Roger Hofseth will focus on how new technology can radically reduce the footprint of selling seafood to the world.

Elisabeth Faureng- GATH Conference 2024

Elisabeth Faureng- GATH Conference 2024

What technology gaps needs to be addressed to improve on fish health and welfare?

In the past 10 to 15 years salmon farming has undertaken a tremendous change in technology applications and production forms. This, combined with intensified farming and increased external challenges, it is overdue to look closer at areas we can improve on. During this winter GATH and PatoGen AS have worked together to analyze root factors and identify areas for increased focus and improvements within technology and digitalization to improve fish health and welfare. The highlights from this work will be presented at the conference by Elisabeth Faureng.  

Elisabeth Faureng is a veterinarian (DVM) with solid operational experience and has high ambitions for fish health. Elisabeth have for several years worked with fish health and production in Cermaq Norway and is currently part of the PatoGen fish health in the role as senior fish health advisor.

Vegard Kjerstad- GATH Conference 2024

Vegard Kjerstad- GATH Conference 2024

Vegard is the leader of Atea’s Incident Response Team

Bringing over a decade of invaluable experience in cybersecurity to the forefront and protection of Nordic business. Over the past ten years, Vegard has played a important role in addressing and handling more than 1,000 security incidents, equipping him with unparalleled knowledge and insight into the evolving threats that modern businesses face.
His dedication and expertise have not only safeguarded numerous companies from potential crises but have also positioned him as a trusted authority in the cybersecurity realm. Vegard’s approach to cybersecurity is both strategic and hands-on, reflecting a deep understanding of the complexities of today’s digital threat landscape. His work emphasizes the importance of proactive measures, continuous learning, and the development of robust security frameworks to combat the sophisticated challenges of the cyber world. As a speaker, Vegard is known for his ability to demystify complex cybersecurity issues, making them accessible to a wide audience and empowering professionals across industries with the knowledge and tools necessary to defend their digital frontiers.